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14 April 2014
The Dart River landslide in New Zealand is an unusual case of a complex landslide that has generated valley-blocking debris flows. A new GNS Science report provides the details.
2 April 2014
There has been some speculation as to whether the Oso (Steelhead) landslide in Washington could, and should, have been foreseen. The answer is yes!
28 March 2014
Seismic data indicates that the Oso (Steelhead) landslide was a two phase movement event. Sadly attention is now focused on the recovery of the remains of the victims rather than on a rescue operation
25 March 2014
More detail is now emerging of the landslide near to Oso in Washington State, USA on Saturday. The landslip was a reactivation of the Steelhead landslide
24 March 2014
As the toll from the Oso landslip rises, this post provides some useful resources from a variety of blogs
23 March 2014
A large landslide near Oso in Washington State, USA, yesterday has killed 3 people and left at least 5 seriously injured.
20 March 2014
At Dawlish in SW England Network Rail are trying to mitigate a landslide by inducing failure using fire hoses
17 March 2014
Mount Haast: A GNS report on the 2013 rock avalanche (which is also known as the Mount Dixon rock avalanche)
GNS Science in New Zealand have made available online a report into the January 2013 rock avalanche on Mount Haast / Mount Dixon
13 March 2014
Marten Geertsema has kindly made a set of images of the Mount La Perouse landslide available. These were collected during a field visit last week.
25 February 2014
Satellite images and additional photographs are now available of the Mount La Perouse rock avalanche. This is a big landslide – runout distance is >7 km
22 February 2014
Helicopter pilot Drake Olson has found the rock avalanche that occurred in Alaska on Sunday. It is on the flank of Mount La Perouse.
20 February 2014
Using seismic data, Colin Stark and colleagues have detected a new, very large landslide in Alaska on Sunday. At about 68 million tonnes, this may have been the largest natural landslide since 2010
19 February 2014
The 1961 fly ash landslide at Jupille in Belgium killed 11 people. A new paper resurrects the idea that air fluidization may have been the key mechanism
13 February 2014
On 12 February 2014 a Mw=6.9 earthquake struck Xinjiang in China. Images are emerging of some of the landslides that it triggered.
10 February 2014
Three new videos have been brought to my attention – one showing a slow avalanches in Italy and two rockslides, one on the coast and one in a quarry
30 January 2014
On Wednesday a highly localised tsunami struck the village of Nord-Statland in Norway, causing enormous damage. The cause was probably a submarine landslide.
19 January 2014
Heavy rainfall in the last few days has triggered landslides in the Liguria region of Italy
13 January 2014
Over the last two weeks, a landslide in the Dart Valley of New Zealand has created a lake over 3 km long, although a major breach event is not expected
10 January 2014
More information and images are now available about the Abaetetuba landslide in Brazil
2 January 2014
A personal review of the five most important landslides of 2013, including Kedarnath (India), Bingham Canyon (USA), Gyama (Tibet), La Pintada (Mexico) and Izu-Oshima (Japan)